Red Meat Processing Solutions

From raw material intake to retail packed product

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Increasing Profit Return Through Design & Innovation In Red Meat Processing

 

With many years’ experience working within the red meat industry, we understand the challenges red meat manufacturers face on a daily basis and together we have worked on delivering solutions to those challenges.

Our understanding of the butchery process has led us to develop an advanced portfolio of equipment that is designed to improve the yield and profitability of this very competitive product. 

From raw material intake in the boning hall through to retail packing, we partner with you to consult, plan, design, manufacture and install your custom-built meat processing solution.

We understand that one solution does not fit all production processes. With this in mind, we design and build solutions to specifically meet the demands of each beef, pork or lamb production site.

SF experience built into every red meat processing line

 

Improved yield

Within red meat processing operations, even small fluctuations in giveaway can have a significant impact on revenue. That’s why each of our solutions focuses on eliminating guesswork and maximising yield, resulting in higher profits throughout your business.

Reduced labour

Reducing the dependency on skilled labour is a key factor in our boning hall design. By introducing pace deboning, portioning cutting and inline fat analysis, you can achieve consistently high-quality products at increased production speeds with less qualified personnel.

Increased hygiene & safety

Our line solutions are ergonomically designed with operative health and safety in mind. We are always considerate of work station heights, reducing heavy lifting and manual handling, conveyor pinch points, and allowing easy access to reduce clean down times.

Superior pack presentation

Control, accuracy and speed are key to achieving superior pack presentation and increased shelf life. We offer a range of world-class leading weighing, handling and packing and sealing technology to ensure your product is presented at its best as it leaves your processing facility.

Boning Halls & Secondary Processing Solutions

Primal Breakdown To Bulk Packing

 

Our red meat processing line solutions are ergonomically designed to improve work-flow and reduce the dependency on skilled labour.

From primal breakdown, through deboning and trimming, fat analysis, portioning, grading, weighing, packing, labelling and inspection, SF offers complete integrated line solutions that can intelligently optimise throughput and offer complete traceability and yield reconciliation.

 

 

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Deboning & Trimming

More Information on deboning solutions

All of our deboning and trimming solutions can be customised to suit your unique product specification, process, throughput and trimming requirements. With built-in, real-time data monitoring of yield, operator efficiency and giveaway, managers are able to see live reports on key performance indicators during each production process. This allows managers to quickly take preventative action, if required, to ensure the process targets are being achieved, and monitor any corrective action, to ensure the changes are effective.

By introducing pace deboning, a streamlined boning and trimming process, you can save up to 30% on processing time in comparison with traditional table boning.  When the meat is dropped from the overhead rail, it is transported through the boning hall on a conveyor system whilst each operator performs a specific task in the deboning process as the meat passes them. This method of deboning spreads the workload equally and as each operator consistently performs the same process, it is possible to achieve more efficient, uniform deboning with less qualified personnel.

The consistent throughput time per product on the processing lines contributes to greater food safety, as the products can be efficiently processed and packed before returning to the dispatch chill. This process eliminates large volumes of product arriving in the packing area at one time, instead, ensuring a consistent feed of product from the processing lines.

All cuts are traceable down to the batch and operator. Yield, throughput and quality are registered and monitored online.

Benefits of the system:

  • Superior supervisory control
  • Efficient distribution
  • Comprehensive reporting
  • Yield reconciliation
  • Continuous improvement
  • Built-in clean assist

 

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Trim Management

More Information on reducing lean give-away

Trim from the deboning and trimming process is usually further processed for convenience products. Before being sent to meat preparation for processing into sausages or burger products, the trim passes through the SF Trim Management System for a real-time, accurate measurement of chemical lean (CL) content. In doing so the product is simultaneously checked for foreign body contamination including bone.

Based on the CL analysis, the trim meat is automatically sorted and batched according to the required specifications for grinding and mixing.

The SF Trim Management System:

  • Accurately calculates chemical lean content
  • Optimises trim batching
  • Reduces lean giveaway
  • Contamination detection and rejection

Find out more about our Trim Management Solution 

 

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Portion Cutting

More Information on intelligent portion cutters

SF offers portion-cutting solutions for the high-speed production of fixed weight or fixed thickness boneless products.

The PORTIO is a high-precision yet economic portion cutting machine suited to fresh meat. It offers the highest quality of the cut, accuracy, capacity and obtained yields gains which have consistently proven to offer our customers a fast return on investment.

Find out more about our range of Portion Cutters.

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Weighing Scales

More Information on weighing solutions

We provide a range of weighing scales to suit your processing requirement including dynamic scales, bench top scales and floor scales.

All scales provide high levels of accuracy and are robust enough to match up to the heavy demands of the red meat industry.

For further information on weighing solutions, please contact our team in Ireland or the UK.

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Batchers & Graders

More Information on batchers & graders

There are many benefits to fixed-weight batching. It is especially important for meat processors to keep giveaway minimal while packing products and ensuring that an exact target weight is delivered to the customer.

SF offers a range of batchers & graders to integrate multiple steps of the production line, to provide a total solution that ensures your raw product is weighed, divided and packaged correctly.

Our state of the art technology creates highly advanced accurate and fast grading solutions for whole product, portioned product, fresh or frozen. We offer a full range of solutions to meet all requirements, including:

  • Compact Grading
  • Rotobatcher
  • Weigh Batcher
  • Primal Grader
  • Customised Grading Solutions

To find out more visit our Batching & Grading page 

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Meat Preparation

More Information on verifying CL ratios

Recipe formulation

Our Recipe Formulation solutions uses CL (chemical Lean) data to build precise fat/lean ratio recipes before further processing.  The solutions can be tailored to either a simple manual system or a more complex system that automatically builds the recipe from a series of inputs.

This customisation capability is what gives SF a unique advantage and makes the solution stand out from the rest of the marketplace. It is a solution that can be tailored to a number of processors’ needs – making the benefits of the technology accessible to a wider range of processors.

Find out more about our Recipe Formulation solution 

 

Pallet Build

Our Pallet Build solution can be used in two ways:

1. To build accurate batches of ready boxed product base on CL (chemical lean) ratios, reducing unnecessary product giveaway.

2. To verify the true purchase price of the incoming boxed product based on CL ratios. To ensure the correct price was paid from the supplier and ensure the best possible batch combinations are used before further processing.

Find out more about our Pallet Build solution

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Handling & Packing

More Information on SF Packing Solution

Designed to ergonomically save on labour and assist the packer, we can offer a packing solution to meet your needs, budget and floor space.

  • RF ID Crate Handling Solutions
  • Carousel Packing Station
  • Pace Packing lines
  • Rotary Table
  • Roller Conveyors
  • OCM stations

Speak to our team in Ireland or the UK to find out more about handling & packing solutions.

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Industrial Washing and Hygiene Solutions

More Information on washing and hygiene solutions

The red meat industry requires extremely high levels of hygiene. This starts at entering the processing area all the way through to the cleaning equipment used during production.

Our Industrial Washers and Dryers are built to suit your exact pollution requirements. We understand the constant challenge of dried meat, blood, fat and foaming when cleaning crates, bins, pallets, dolavs and trays.

From stand-alone units to fully integrated, automatic washing and drying solutions, each system saves valuable labour and utility costs, whilst maintaining the highest level of hygiene.

We have introduced a new Deboning Glove Washer which washes up to 50 gloves in 15 minutes. This simple and easy operation affords huge labour savings and low maintenance costs, offering a visually and bacteriologically clean result.

Find out more about our Industrial Washers & Dryers range.

 Our Hygiene equipment helps prevent the risk of contamination. We provide a wide range of high-quality solutions including:

  • Access control boot and hand washers
  • Hand sanitisers
  • Knife washers & sterilisers
  • Boot washers and storage racks
  • Apron Washers

Find out more about our Hygiene Equipment range.

Retail Packing Solutions

Retail Packing

With a focus on speed, accuracy and quality, we provide complete solutions for red meat processing that fulfill the retail requirements, as specified by the end customer. 

Along with our own systems our portfolio of world-class leading solution partners; Ishida, Marelec and Ceia provide key elements to the packing process. We ensure each of these solutions are tailored to the processor’s particular requirements to ensure superior pack presentation and quality control processes.

 

 

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PORTIO for Slicing & Dicing

More Information on PORTIO

Offering the highest quality of cut, accuracy, capacity and obtained yields gains, the PORTIO is ideal for all your slicing and dicing requirements.  These portioning solutions have consistently proven to offer our customers a fast return on investment.

Find out more about our range of Portion Cutters.

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Multihead Weighing & Distribution

More Information on Multihead Weighers

Multihead weighers are pivotal in the improvement of efficiency on a production line offering fast, accurate weighments of product into bags or trays.

For sticky products that can’t efficiently be moved by vibration or gravity alone, the Screwfeed Weigher offers a fully automatic weighing solution.  Alternatively a Fresh Food Weigher line offers a semi-automatic solution.

Both options are ideal for cooked, chilled, fresh or frozen meat products including diced meat, sausages, burgers and bacon.

Find out more about our Multihead Weigher & Distribution solutions

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Tray Handling & Packing

More Information on Tray Handling & Packing

Presentation and speed are fundamental in the tray packing and handling process. We provide solutions that ensure this phase of production is either fully automated or operating with a reduced labour requirement whilst still achieving optimum throughput and superior pack presentation.

For channelling products from multi-lanes into a single lane at optimal speed we offer pack turners, singulators and convergers to ensure correct presentation when the pack reaches downstream processes such as a labellers.

We offer a powerful range of advanced Tray Sealing & Denesting solutions that deliver the highest standards of pack appearance, convenience, shelf-life, safety and hygiene.

Whether your requirement is to pack a single product or many different products per shift, whether you operate short, medium or long production runs, there is a tray sealer to meet your production challenges.

To discuss your unique application with our expert team, please contact our team in Ireland or the UK today.

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Quality Control & Labelling

More Information on Quality Control Checks

Correct quality control checks should be made throughout the packing process to promote customer satisfaction and ensure you meet the strictest legislative requirements.

We supply a range of world-class solutions from partners Ishida and CEIA to help you achieve this. Find out more about our solutions :

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Industrial Washing

More Information on Washing Solutions

The red meat industry requires extremely high levels of hygiene. This starts at entering the processing area all the way through to the cleaning equipment used during production.

Our industrial washers and dryers are built to suit your exact pollution requirements. We understand the constant challenge of dried meat, blood, fat and foaming when cleaning crates, bins, pallets, dolavs and trays.

From stand-alone units to fully integrated, automatic washing and drying solutions, each system saves valuable labour and utility costs, whilst maintaining the highest level of hygiene.

Find out more about our Industrial Washers & Dryers range. 

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Hygiene Solutions

More Information on Hygiene Solutions

 Our hygiene equipment helps prevent the risk of contamination. We have a range of solutions from:

  • Access control boot and hand washers
  • Hand sanitisers
  • Knife washers & sterilisers
  • Boot washers and storage racks
  • Apron Washers

Find out more about our Hygiene Equipment range.

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